Fascinating. At one point in this CNN.com opinion piece about the death of Afghanistan-stationed AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus and the importance of women on the front lines of journalism, Miami Herald world affairs columnist Frida Ghitis (pictured) very effectively proves her point:
Now that the US is about to leave Afghanistan, the prospect that hard-won gains will be reversed creates enormous fears for Afghan women. To see how this is covered, I Googled three words: “Afghan Women Fear.” The first six news stories on the subject were all written by women.
Ghitis includes links to all of those stories. They were written by Margherita Stancati (WSJ), Emma Graham-Harrison/Mokhtar Amiri (The Guardian), Sharon Behn (Voice of America), Cid Standifer (Stars and Stripes), Alice Speri (Vice News) and Homa Khaleeli (The Guardian).
Ghitis also recalls that when she worked full-time at CNN, many of the network’s top videographers were women. Read her great op-ed here.[Photo courtesy: @FridaGhitis]